Sam Dale Lake Hunter Fact Sheet
2013 - 2014 Season
LOCATION: 1 ½ miles west of Johnsonville and ½ mile north of Highway 161 extension in northwest Wayne County.
DESCRIPTION: The area encompasses 1,302 acres of which 950 acres are huntable. The 1,302 acre area is composed of 330 acres of cropland and food plots, 47 acres of grasslands, 630 acres of woodlands, and 204 acres of wetlands and a lake. The diversity and distribution of habitat types provides an excellent area for wildlife.
AVAILABLE GAME SPECIES: Deer Squirrel Quail Turkey Rabbit Dove Woodcock Crow Furbearers
The area provides excellent deer (archery hunting only) and turkey (Spring- firearm; Fall-archery) hunting. Upland hunters will find a diversity of habitat ranging from food-plots, old fields and stands of native warm-season grasses. Squirrel hunting can be excellent due to the large tracts of mature oak and hickory timber.
OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE: Camping (electricity, water, and dump station); Picnic Areas; Fishing and Boating on the 194 acre lake; Hiking Trails; Equestrian Trails and Restaurant.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Site Superintendent, Sam Dale Lake SFWA, 620 County Road 1910 North, Johnsonville, IL 62850 (Phone 618/835-2292) or District Wildlife Biologist, 13999 E. Game-Farm Rd. Road, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 (Phone:, 618/242-2062)
Equal opportunity to participate in programs of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and those funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies is available to all individuals regardless of race, sex, national origin, disability, age, religion or other non-merit factors. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the funding source civil rights office and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, IDNR, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271; 217/785-0067; TTY 217/782-9175.